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January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

December 11, 2017

IT collaborations transform the UW

two people work together in front of a computer

Read how UW-IT is collaborating with partners to advance research on microbes for a cleaner environment, predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest, and connect health professionals across borders in Africa, and more in a series on UW-IT partnerships. UW-IT collaborates with partners across all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations to…

November 30, 2017

Students discover the power of scientific supercomputing to advance their research

Laurel Marsh with simulation of wind turbine on computer screen using Hyak

UW doctoral students Whitney Thomas and Laurel Marsh are discovering the advantage of scientific supercomputing to advance their research in a one-credit scientific supercomputing course, Astronomy 598. The course was designed by Pramod Gupta, a research scientist in the Department of Astronomy, to introduce graduate students to Hyak, the UW’s on-site shared cluster supercomputer. Read more

August 23, 2017

Tumor-imaging microscope uses fast network, cloud platform for cancer diagnosis

Medical team performing surgery on a patient

UW clinicians are studying the feasibility of real-time cancer diagnosis during surgery with a light-sheet microscope by uploading 3D tissue images to a cloud computing platform using a UW-IT-designed high-speed network. These large images require 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and use Amazon Web Services for transporting and processing the massive amounts of data. Current pathology…

August 16, 2017

lolo stores more than a petabyte of data for UW researchers

Data storage with gears suggesting innovation

More than a petabyte of research-critical data is protected on the lolo Archive, a centrally managed data archiving and file-sharing storage service that provides long-term safekeeping and fast, convenient retrieval. A petabyte of data storage can hold all the letters and words published, bound and shelved in 1,000 libraries, each the size of the UW…

April 7, 2017

UW’s supercomputer doubles computing power

Photo of two men standing in front of Hyak supercomputer

More powerful processors and other upgrades to Hyak, the UW’s shared cluster supercomputer, make it faster, more nimble and better able to meet the growing number of big data and other computational challenges being tackled by UW researchers. Now with double the computational power, Hyak can help increase UW’s competitive edge in research, even in…

April 6, 2017

$10,000 grant to support student access to cloud computing for research, academics

Big data graphic in front of young woman

A Student Technology Fee grant for $10,000 to the High Performance Computing Club will provide UW students’ access to cloud computing for data-driven scientific research and academic projects in a wide range of fields. Students can apply for cloud credit and learn how to take advantage of the cloud’s capacity for massive-scale computing as well…

February 23, 2017

Data management just got easier with new SQLShare release

Laptops connected to SQL server

The latest SQLShare release has a friendlier user interface and faster file uploads.  The web-based platform gives UW researchers a simple, secure tool to manage, share and manipulate large data sets. No need to hassle with relational database installation, configuration and maintenance on a desktop. SQLShare is a service offered by UW-IT and the eScience…

December 14, 2016

A Year in Partnerships 2016: A UW-IT special report

A special online report features UW-IT’s collaborations with partners across all three campuses to support the work of students, faculty and staff. Read how a graduate student is seeking to unravel the mysteries of the human genome using cloud computing services, how an initiative to modernize UW Seattle classrooms is enhancing teaching and learning, how…

December 6, 2016

Does your research belong in the cloud?

clouds as seen from campus

Now you can use UW-IT’s new cloud computing for research pages in IT Connect to help you determine how the cloud can enable, accelerate and expand your research at the University. Learn how to move your research to the cloud, read success stories from UW colleagues and visit the getting started page. For a deeper…

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